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February 2015

Capra Carbone

  This little  soft goat cheese is a lactic type goat’s milk cheese with a covering of salt and fine powdered charcoal and salt. The history of ash in cheese making goes back hundreds of years to its use as a method to protect the surface of young cheese. As years passed, they later discovered […]

SC&F Logging Disconnects

Seattle Car and Foundry Co. Logging Disconnects This kit is for 3 pair or 6 of the above disconnect. It comes with 12 side frames, 12 end frames, 6 log bunks, 12 log bunk stops, 6 brake wheels, 6 lock pawls, 24 journal lids, 6 wood cross beams, 6 wood longitudinal beams, 12 Sierra Valley […]

Wooden Howe Truss Bridge, part 2

See part 1 here. The SPJRR Howe Truss Bridge kit usually has stringers for track laid during the construction of the deck. I decided to take a different approach. I wanted a more realistic depiction of the type of stringers real railroads used on wooden bridges and trestles. And, I was going to take advantage […]

Wooden Howe Truss Bridge, part 1

On a whim, I decided I would build a bridge for my (future) garden railroad. I remembered Smith Pond Junction Railroad company’s Howe Truss Bridge kit that I read a review of some time back. And, I love early, complex structures like bridges and trestles. Here are photos and notes on construction of the basic […]